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The Best Way to Choose a Longboard Is By Body Type

May 30, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 166

One of the best ways to choose which longboard is best for you is by factoring in your body type...i.e your height and weight. One brand that this is extremely easy to do with is Loaded Longboards. They offer multiple flex and length options for a lot of their boards. Choosing the correct deck for your height and weight also gives you the best reaction from the board.. If you choose the right flex and length you will be able to get the correct responsiveness and high energy potential that the board was made to produce. Unfortunately you see some people buy boards just for a graphic or they were talked into it by an inexperienced rider...but if you take the time to do some research and talk to people at your local shop you will find out that buying the best longboard for you can make your whole riding experience ten times better. You see by getting a board that fits your body type you basically have a board that has been crafted for you. This then translates into better performance through flex, response,and energy potential.

Here is some points to keep in mind.

1. The number one thing you will want to do is find out which companies offer different lengths and flexes. This one act will cut your time in half when it comes to choosing a longboard. You will not be wasting your time on decks that just won't work with your body type. Once you decide which brands offer you a varied selection start looking at which decks within that brand offer the flex and length for you. You see not every brand and board within a brand is made in multiple flexes and lengths. I know it sounds a little too much. You just wanted to go out and buy the coolest looking longboard...I get it. You know what? You can. I did it and so did a ton of other people that's part of learning. Trial and error. I'm just giving you some suggestions to get the best longboard for yourself. You could say I'm just trying to cut down on your trial and error time.

2. Once you have your list of decks that you have researched its time to start looking around for some reviews. See what other people are saying about those particular decks. See if they last long or if they get beat up way too fast. See if they razor tail super quickly or not. Make sure that the gripe tape lasts. All these things add up to help you take the guess work out buying the best board for you. That will last! So know you have a list of boards and brands. You have looked at the reviews online to see which boards are constructed better and which ones aren't. Now its time to take the huge leap of purchasing the board.

3. Here we go! The big day of choosing YOUR longboard. So yo have gone over your body type and chosen the best fit for that. You have read the reviews and narrowed down your choice even more. Now what? Well if you have a local shop in town head over there with your list and check out the boards first hand. Step on them, hold them, check out the shape and graphics to make sure you truly like one of them. From that point it's a gut'll know which deck is the right one for you. It you don't have a local shop...that's sucks. However you are not out of luck. One of the beauties of the time we live in is that you can pretty much buy anything you ever wanted online. Longboards are no exception. Those sites you found the reviews on usually will have list of trustworthy shops on them or you can always check someone like amazon who is super trustworthy. It's up to you just make sure wherever you buy it from they have friendly return/exchange policy in case your first deck isn't the right one you can easily exchange it without hassle.

There you go...three tips on buying the best longboard for you. It is now time for you to get to work and choose that board. The faster you are the faster you'll be out thrashin with the rest of us. So get to it and we'll see you at the local spots.

Rob Owens has been passionate about all boardsports for most of his life. He loves to skateboard, snowboard and surf. He started with the intent of giving you varied reviews on all the different longboards that he has tried over the years like the Landyachtz Time Machine.

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